PASADENA, Calif – The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors the 2014 SCIAC All-Conference Cross Country team selections. The Men's 2014 Conference Champion is Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
The Male Athlete of the Year is junior Zorg Loustalet of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. Loustalet had an outstanding 2014 season with a Multi-Dual win and both All-Region and All-America Team honors. These awards mark his third for All-Conference and All-Region second with All-America honors and first as SCIAC Athlete of the Year.
SCIAC Newcomer of the Year is freshmen James Kinney of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. Kinney was a first-team SCIAC All-Conference award winner after earning a top-five finish at the league championships (fifth out of 119 runners) in a time of 26:15.87. He was also 14th at the NCAA West Regionals with a 25:58.9 to earn all-region honors and came in 125th place at the NCAA Division III Nationals with a 25:30.3, third-best on the Sagehens. The top five finish at the SCIAC Championships was easily the highest for any freshman in the field.
The Ray Adkinson Award is an annual award given to a senior athlete who best exemplifies the SCIAC's high ideals during his or her association with SCIAC Cross Country. The recipient must qualify both as an athlete and on criteria that include ability, personal characteristics, and academics. This year's honor is awarded to Louis Jochems of Occidental College.
The 2014 SCIAC Coach of the Year for Men's Cross Country is Tony Boston of Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. In six seasons at the helm of the program Boston has led the Sagehens to qualification for the past three NCAA Division III Nationals. The Sagehens earned a 17th place finish at the NCAA Championships, the program's highest finish since 1982.
In 2001, Boston gained recognition as a USA Track and Field (USATF) Level II Certified coach in sprints, hurdles and relays. In 2002, he added USATF Level II Certification in the horizontal and vertical jumps to his resume. Boston regularly works with USA Track and Field as an instructor for the Level I Coaches Education Program. He is also certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Senior John Guzman Aguilar of Occidental College earned his All-America honors for a second time with his 24th place finish at Nationals as announced by the The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Guzman Aguilar was also named the Division III Cross Country West Region Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Coach John Goldhammer of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps has been named 2014 Men's West Region Coach of the Year. In his 31st season Goldhammer led the Stags to win the region for the second time in three years. CMS claimed spots 2-7-8-11 for the title.
2014 SCIAC All-Conference Teams
|John Guzman Aguilar||SR||
||JR||University of La Verne|
|Tanner Long||SO||University of La Verne
|Pryor Stroud||SR||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges
|Louis Jochems||SR||Occidental College|
||JR||California Institute of Technology|
2014 All-Region Honorees
|Aditya Bhagavathi||JR||California Institute of Technology|
|Chris Reid||JR||Chapman Universtiy|
||JR||University of La Verne|
|Tanner Long||SO||University of La Verne|
|John Guzman Aguilar
|Colin Smith||SR||Occidental College
|Benjamin Girodias||SR||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges|
|Corey Purcella||JR||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges|
|James Kinney||FR||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges|
|Adam Hathaway||SO||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges|
|Pryor Stroud||SR||Pomona-Pitzer Colleges|
|Ruben Solorza||SO||Whittier College|
|Joshua Ehinger||SR||Whittier College|
2014 All-America Honorees
|John Guzman Aguilar||SR||Occidental College